Resolve to use your Missouri Bar benefits in 2024
As 2023 comes to a close, you might be considering resolutions for 2024. As you contemplate, remember the many resources lawyers can access through The Missouri Bar and how they might help you meet your goals.
If your resolution is to save money…
Discounts on office needs
Having the right office supplies can help your practice run even smoother. Missouri lawyers have access to exclusive members-only discounts on everything from laptops to paper. Start shopping here.
Save on shipping
Missouri Bar members have access to flat rate discounts through UPS - no matter how much they ship, when they ship, or where it’s going. The pricing includes savings of 50% on air and 30% on ground. Lawyers can also take advantage of UPS Smart Pickup service for free. Get the details here.
No-cost practice management tools and downloads
Whether you’ve been practicing for years or just recently passed the bar exam, we’re here to help you even better serve your clients with discounts on a range of practice management tools, technology needs, website design, virtual assistants, and more. Plus, Missouri lawyers can access a variety of white papers and educational materials to help make routine or specialty tasks easy. Learn more here.
If your resolution is to network more…
Digital networking is simplified through connect.MOBAR. On this virtual platform, lawyers from across the state can collaborate and exchange knowledge through online communities. You can also communicate with members of any Missouri Bar committees and download files from an extensive forms bank. Get started here.
Committees and sections
Committees and sections represent the driving forces behind the work and activities of The Missouri Bar, and with more than 40 to choose from, all lawyers can find one that fits their professional interests. Committee members are lawyers who practice in or are passionate about a particular area of law, from animal law to workers compensation. Explore various committees here. In addition, committees gather virtually at least twice a year for Fall Committee Meetings and Spring Committee Meetings. These sessions typically include no-cost CLE programming and opportunities to network.
If your resolution is to grow your practice…
LawyerSearch is designed to link lawyers who are accepting new clients with clients in need of services. To be included in the search, lawyers must complete a profile sharing their area of practice, office location, and any language proficiencies. Once a lawyer is in the system, members of the public can find them by searching for potential matches by zip code, language needs, and area of legal concern. Opt in to use LawyerSearch here.
Whether you’re looking for different opportunities, hiring for a specialized role, or trying to land a place to hang out your shingle, The Missouri Bar’s Jobs for Lawyers service can help you find the right fit. Listings are updated weekly, and the service is provided at no cost to any firm, employer, or organization where a J.D. is required or preferred for applicants.
Research and writing tools
Did you know all Missouri lawyers have free access to Fastcase legal research through The Missouri Bar? In addition, MoBar Net, developed through a partnership with REJIS, offers lawyers online access to Missouri DOR records, municipal courts, and warrant and arrest information in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas. Other available services include statewide criminal history, out-of-state driver records locator, and death file searches. Explore these benefits here.
If your resolution is to be more informed…
When it comes to continuing your legal education, you don’t have to look further than The Missouri Bar. For decades, MoBarCLE has produced relevant, researched, and respected programs, publications, and conferences that help lawyers even better serve their clients. Plus, MoBarCLE offers in-person programs and webinars – allowing lawyers to earn live or self-study CLE credit at a time and place that’s convenient with their schedule.
Journal of The Missouri Bar
The Journal of The Missouri Bar is the bar’s official publication. Published six times annually, the Journal carries substantive articles on timely legal issues, as well as regular columns, practice management articles, and features covering cutting-edge topics that are trending in the legal profession. Notices of Supreme Court rule changes, upcoming meetings, continuing legal education programs, and more may also be found in each issue. Download the latest issue here or write an article to share your knowledge and be considered for an award.
Ask an expert at Affinity Consulting
Missouri Bar members have two easy ways to get legal technology and law practice management questions answered by an expert at Affinity Consulting Group. Members can email their questions to an expert or schedule a one-on-one, remote consultation at no cost. Questions can be about anything related to running a law firm: technology, management, leadership, software selection, process mapping – you name it. An Affinity expert will reach out with an answer at a time that works for you. Learn more.
If your resolution is to take better care of your health…
We know the practice of law can be stressful. The Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program is a professional, confidential counseling program for members of The Missouri Bar, immediate family members who reside with them, and law students. Through a variety of free services, MOLAP helps individuals overcome personal concerns such as substance use, depression, stress, and burnout so they can even better serve their clients and communities. All MOLAP services are free and strictly confidential. Learn more about MOLAP here.
When you’re looking for insurance to protect you, your employees, or your family, you have options – and opportunities — to save. Through The Missouri Bar Insurance Marketplace, lawyers can access plans for health, dental, vision, and long-term care coverage, as well as ID protection and even pet insurance. In addition, The Bar Plan offers plans for malpractice, workers’ compensation, life insurance, and more. Explore the options here.
No matter what your 2024 resolutions include, Missouri lawyers have access to scores of member benefits and services through The Missouri Bar. Learn more about all member benefits available to Missouri lawyers here.